Update ✨ To all our wonderful clients. In light of recent government announcements, please note that the clinic is operational on a restricted basis.⁠
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We have suspended face to face consultations and are contacting patients with existing bookings to move to Telehealth or to reschedule.⁠
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Orders of Medications or Supplements are still being processed every day. Orders received by 12:00pm will be processed that day and Express Posted to you that afternoon. Please use email where possible to place your order – Our address for orders is reception@centrohealth.com.au⁠
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Our priority is to safely care for you and ourselves. The phone is manned 7 days a week so if you need us please phone 08 9226 0561.⁠
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Obviously for all of us the situation may rapidly change - we will update this information as soon as we become aware of any changes.⁠
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As a part of the care we are exercising we are both following government advice and taking all the other precautions we can reasonably think of to implement and safeguard you our clients and our staff.⁠
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Telehealth is a key tool to help us all maintain our health and treatment protocols during these restrictions. It is easy to use, needs no special software and will work on your device phone, pc or tablet.⁠
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Contact us (08 9226 0561) to ensure your appointment is via “Telehealth” or respond to our messages if we have contacted you.⁠
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As always, we thank you all for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you all in clinic again soon. ⁠
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Love Team PAC/Centro Health ✨⁠
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#Perthallergyclinic

Update ✨ To all our wonderful clients. In light of recent government announcements, please note that the clinic is operational on a restricted basis.⁠

We have suspended face to face consultations and are contacting patients with existing bookings to move to Telehealth or to reschedule.⁠

Orders of Medications or Supplements are still being processed every day. Orders received by 12:00pm will be processed that day and Express Posted to you that afternoon. Please use email where possible to place your order – Our address for orders is reception@centrohealth.com.au⁠

Our priority is to safely care for you and ourselves. The phone is manned 7 days a week so if you need us please phone 08 9226 0561.⁠

Obviously for all of us the situation may rapidly change - we will update this information as soon as we become aware of any changes.⁠

As a part of the care we are exercising we are both following government advice and taking all the other precautions we can reasonably think of to implement and safeguard you our clients and our staff.⁠

Telehealth is a key tool to help us all maintain our health and treatment protocols during these restrictions. It is easy to use, needs no special software and will work on your device phone, pc or tablet.⁠

Contact us (08 9226 0561) to ensure your appointment is via “Telehealth” or respond to our messages if we have contacted you.⁠

As always, we thank you all for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you all in clinic again soon. ⁠

Love Team PAC/Centro Health ✨⁠

#Perthallergyclinic
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One of our absolute favourite tests, the GI-MAP stool test!! 🤓 💩⁠
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This test provides an in-depth evaluation of your gut microbiota, including pathogens, H. pylori, normal flora, opportunistic, bacteria, fungi/yeast and parasites.⁠
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It also evaluates markers of digestive function, absorption, GI inflammation, immune response and intestinal permeability. ⁠
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The GI-MAP can give valuable insight into the contributing root causes of conditions such as autoimmunity, mood disorders, skin issues, gastrointestinal disorders, weight concerns and brain fog, even for patients who are not experiencing digestive symptoms! ⁠
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Don’t forget your gut health is so central to the health of your entire body and imbalances in your gut can result in a range of symptoms including skin rashes, headaches, acne, hormonal imbalances, mood disorders, fatigue and allergies.⁠
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If in doubt 'TEST, UNDERSTAND, SOLVE'⁠! only at Perth Allergy Clinic⁠
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DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

One of our absolute favourite tests, the GI-MAP stool test!! 🤓 💩⁠

This test provides an in-depth evaluation of your gut microbiota, including pathogens, H. pylori, normal flora, opportunistic, bacteria, fungi/yeast and parasites.⁠

It also evaluates markers of digestive function, absorption, GI inflammation, immune response and intestinal permeability. ⁠

The GI-MAP can give valuable insight into the contributing root causes of conditions such as autoimmunity, mood disorders, skin issues, gastrointestinal disorders, weight concerns and brain fog, even for patients who are not experiencing digestive symptoms! ⁠

Don’t forget your gut health is so central to the health of your entire body and imbalances in your gut can result in a range of symptoms including skin rashes, headaches, acne, hormonal imbalances, mood disorders, fatigue and allergies.⁠

If in doubt 'TEST, UNDERSTAND, SOLVE'⁠! only at Perth Allergy Clinic⁠

DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠
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Spiced Pumpkin & Walnut Muffins! 🧁⁠
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As the weather cools down we may all find ourselves reaching for comfort food, and eating well and supporting your immune system doesn’t need to equal deprivation - and these muffins are the perfect sweet treat!⁠
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Pumpkin is packed full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, for healthy immune function, fibre for gut health, antioxidants and iron, while the walnuts are little gems full of healthy fats to keep our brain, skin and hormones healthy - plus they're delish! ⁠
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You will need:⁠
2 large eggs⁠
1 1/4 pumpkin puree⁠
1/2 cup maple syrup ⁠
3 tbsp olive oil⁠
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice⁠ (mix 4tsp cinnamon, 1tsp ground cloves, 1/2tsp ground nutmeg and 2tsp ground ginger)⁠
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1 1/2 tsp baking powder⁠
Pinch salt⁠
2 cups almond meal⁠
1/2 cup chopped walnuts⁠
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Simply mix all ingredients but the walnuts together (you can do this by hand or use a food processor) and then stir through the walnuts. Divide between greased muffin cups and bake for 15-20 mins at 170 degrees C.⁠
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Enjoy! ☺️ ☺️

Spiced Pumpkin & Walnut Muffins! 🧁⁠

As the weather cools down we may all find ourselves reaching for comfort food, and eating well and supporting your immune system doesn’t need to equal deprivation - and these muffins are the perfect sweet treat!⁠

Pumpkin is packed full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, for healthy immune function, fibre for gut health, antioxidants and iron, while the walnuts are little gems full of healthy fats to keep our brain, skin and hormones healthy - plus they're delish! ⁠

You will need:⁠
2 large eggs⁠
1 1/4 pumpkin puree⁠
1/2 cup maple syrup ⁠
3 tbsp olive oil⁠
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice⁠ (mix 4tsp cinnamon, 1tsp ground cloves, 1/2tsp ground nutmeg and 2tsp ground ginger)⁠

1 1/2 tsp baking powder⁠
Pinch salt⁠
2 cups almond meal⁠
1/2 cup chopped walnuts⁠

Simply mix all ingredients but the walnuts together (you can do this by hand or use a food processor) and then stir through the walnuts. Divide between greased muffin cups and bake for 15-20 mins at 170 degrees C.⁠

Enjoy! ☺️ ☺️
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When we think of gluten sensitivity, we typically imagine symptoms of the digestive tract; bloating, diarrhoea, gas and smelly stools. 💩⁠
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While these might be the obvious signs something’s going on inside, gluten sensitivity can also be wreaking havoc on your skin, joints, hormones, mood, immune system and more.⁠
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What is Zonulin? It’s is a molecule which regulates the openings between cells in the gut lining, known as tight junctions. High levels of zonulin have been associated with increased intestinal permeability, as zonulin induces the breakdown of these tight junctions leading to leaky gut.⁠
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Leaky gut, or “intestinal permeability,” is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the blood stream. The foreign substances entering the blood are transported throughout the body, including to the brain.⁠
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But what does this all have to do with gluten? ⁠
It turns out that gluten is a strong trigger of zonulin in some individuals. "No human being completely digests gluten," says Fasano. "And in a small percentage of us, that undigested gluten triggers the release of zonulin," ⁠
Researchers interested in learning if a gluten free diet could lessen the severity of the anxiety symptoms in CD patients, conducted a one year study to learn more. The researchers followed 35 patients with coeliac disease who were placed on a gluten-free diet for one year.  At baseline, 72% of participants had significant levels of anxiety; this dropped to 25% at the end of the trial. A gluten-free diet in patients with gluten problems does seem to reduce levels of anxiety.⁠
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-Addolorato G et al. Anxiety but not depression decreases in coeliac patients after one-year gluten-free diet: a longitudinal study. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2001;36:502-506.⁠
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It’s important to note that not all cases of neurological symptoms are caused by gluten. However, issues like depression and anxiety CAN be part of the picture of gluten sensitivity.⁠
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Talk to your Qualified Natural Health Practitioner to find out about gut health testing to find out more. 💛

When we think of gluten sensitivity, we typically imagine symptoms of the digestive tract; bloating, diarrhoea, gas and smelly stools. 💩⁠

While these might be the obvious signs something’s going on inside, gluten sensitivity can also be wreaking havoc on your skin, joints, hormones, mood, immune system and more.⁠

What is Zonulin? It’s is a molecule which regulates the openings between cells in the gut lining, known as tight junctions. High levels of zonulin have been associated with increased intestinal permeability, as zonulin induces the breakdown of these tight junctions leading to leaky gut.⁠

Leaky gut, or “intestinal permeability,” is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the blood stream. The foreign substances entering the blood are transported throughout the body, including to the brain.⁠

But what does this all have to do with gluten? ⁠
It turns out that gluten is a strong trigger of zonulin in some individuals. "No human being completely digests gluten," says Fasano. "And in a small percentage of us, that undigested gluten triggers the release of zonulin," ⁠
Researchers interested in learning if a gluten free diet could lessen the severity of the anxiety symptoms in CD patients, conducted a one year study to learn more. The researchers followed 35 patients with coeliac disease who were placed on a gluten-free diet for one year. At baseline, 72% of participants had significant levels of anxiety; this dropped to 25% at the end of the trial. A gluten-free diet in patients with gluten problems does seem to reduce levels of anxiety.⁠

-Addolorato G et al. Anxiety but not depression decreases in coeliac patients after one-year gluten-free diet: a longitudinal study. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2001;36:502-506.⁠

It’s important to note that not all cases of neurological symptoms are caused by gluten. However, issues like depression and anxiety CAN be part of the picture of gluten sensitivity.⁠

Talk to your Qualified Natural Health Practitioner to find out about gut health testing to find out more. 💛
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Your brain is truly remarkable in what it can achieve every second of every day. ⁠
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Did you know that one litre of blood passes through your brain every single minute that your heart is beating? 💓⁠
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We know that when we eat food, we take in an amazing array of chemical messengers. From the protein, fats, carbs, vitamins and minerals present in that food item, to the phytochemicals this food contains and even the additional chemicals, pesticides and preservatives this food has been exposed to during it's life and processing. 🥦⁠
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Following good digestion, these chemical messengers are absorbed into the bloodstream, and make their way to the brain where they are involved in a host of applications including the production of neurotransmitters, tissue repair, cellular metabolism for energy production and more. ⁠
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So ask yourself, what have you eaten in the last day or so? Because that is what you are feeding your brain. 🧠

Your brain is truly remarkable in what it can achieve every second of every day. ⁠

Did you know that one litre of blood passes through your brain every single minute that your heart is beating? 💓⁠

We know that when we eat food, we take in an amazing array of chemical messengers. From the protein, fats, carbs, vitamins and minerals present in that food item, to the phytochemicals this food contains and even the additional chemicals, pesticides and preservatives this food has been exposed to during it's life and processing. 🥦⁠

Following good digestion, these chemical messengers are absorbed into the bloodstream, and make their way to the brain where they are involved in a host of applications including the production of neurotransmitters, tissue repair, cellular metabolism for energy production and more. ⁠

So ask yourself, what have you eaten in the last day or so? Because that is what you are feeding your brain. 🧠
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The Gut-Brain axis is term for the two-way communication between what happens in digestion and how this influences our brains, and vice versa. You’re probably familiar with the feeling of butterflies in the stomach, well this is the gut-brain axis in action. This communication is both direct, through the nervous system and biochemical, through the release and response to various chemicals and neurotransmitters.⁠
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The Vagus nerve is one of the direct connections between the gut and brain. How well the Vagus nerve is functioning and thus, how well the gut and the brain are communicating, can have an effect on everything from anxiety levels and negative feelings to brain fog and IBS to addictions, weight gain and much more.⁠
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This pathway is a player in our parasympathetic or ‘unconscious’ nervous system, the one which also regulates heart rate and digestion. Without conscious control over this, those butterflies are hard to stop once they start to flutter. ⁠
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Here’s a few things we CAN do to calm the fluttering:⁠
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🎶Humming. The vibrations send calming messages from the throat via the vagal nerve to the brain.⁠
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🧘Diaphragmic breathing. Place a hand on your chest and one on your belly. Breathe in through your nose deep into your belly, and feel the hand on your belly fall as you slowly breathe out. Notice that the hand on your chest remains still.⁠
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🚿Cold showers or ice immersion. Popularised most recently by Wil Hof, research into the benefits of cold exposure demonstrate that vagal tone is one of the reasons why this well-loved technique helps to reduce anxiety and stress.⁠
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🌱Herbal Medicine. Your practitioner may select specific herbs to assist with calming the nervous system activity while nourishing your digestion.⁠
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🥣Dietary fibre: Fibre increases GLP-1, a hormone that supports communication between the Vagus Nerve and brain, slows stomach emptying and makes the body feel full longer.⁠
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🏃‍♀️Exercise regularly. Exercise stimulates the Vagus Nerve to stimulate gut flow thereby benefiting the vagal index along with excretion.⁠
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Think of your Vagal health as the key to ‘Rest, Digest and De-stress’ .

The Gut-Brain axis is term for the two-way communication between what happens in digestion and how this influences our brains, and vice versa. You’re probably familiar with the feeling of butterflies in the stomach, well this is the gut-brain axis in action. This communication is both direct, through the nervous system and biochemical, through the release and response to various chemicals and neurotransmitters.⁠

The Vagus nerve is one of the direct connections between the gut and brain. How well the Vagus nerve is functioning and thus, how well the gut and the brain are communicating, can have an effect on everything from anxiety levels and negative feelings to brain fog and IBS to addictions, weight gain and much more.⁠

This pathway is a player in our parasympathetic or ‘unconscious’ nervous system, the one which also regulates heart rate and digestion. Without conscious control over this, those butterflies are hard to stop once they start to flutter. ⁠

Here’s a few things we CAN do to calm the fluttering:⁠

🎶Humming. The vibrations send calming messages from the throat via the vagal nerve to the brain.⁠

🧘Diaphragmic breathing. Place a hand on your chest and one on your belly. Breathe in through your nose deep into your belly, and feel the hand on your belly fall as you slowly breathe out. Notice that the hand on your chest remains still.⁠

🚿Cold showers or ice immersion. Popularised most recently by Wil Hof, research into the benefits of cold exposure demonstrate that vagal tone is one of the reasons why this well-loved technique helps to reduce anxiety and stress.⁠

🌱Herbal Medicine. Your practitioner may select specific herbs to assist with calming the nervous system activity while nourishing your digestion.⁠

🥣Dietary fibre: Fibre increases GLP-1, a hormone that supports communication between the Vagus Nerve and brain, slows stomach emptying and makes the body feel full longer.⁠

🏃‍♀️Exercise regularly. Exercise stimulates the Vagus Nerve to stimulate gut flow thereby benefiting the vagal index along with excretion.⁠

Think of your Vagal health as the key to ‘Rest, Digest and De-stress’ .
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The entire team here at PAC are so grateful for your support these past weeks in light of the recent government announcement. ⁠
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We are still doing what we love most - to get you feeling your absolute best. ⁠
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We can't wait to see your smiling faces tomorrow 😀🤞⁠
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Have a fabulous weekend x

The entire team here at PAC are so grateful for your support these past weeks in light of the recent government announcement. ⁠

We are still doing what we love most - to get you feeling your absolute best. ⁠

We can't wait to see your smiling faces tomorrow 😀🤞⁠

Have a fabulous weekend x
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Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can contribute to thyroid dysfunction? ⁠
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Ensuring we have a dietary intake plentiful in these foods will provide essential nutrients to support optimal thyroid function! ⁠
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SELENIUM: Brazil nuts, wild caught seafood, eggs, sunflower seeds, grass fed beef and mushrooms.⁠
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ZINC: nuts and seeds, legumes, grass fed meat, oysters and other shellfish, eggs and wholegrains.⁠
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IRON: Grass-fed beef and lamb, poultry and shellfish, spinach, broccoli, legumes, pumpkin seeds and quinoa.⁠
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VITAMIN A: liver, sweet potato, cod liver oil, eggs, salmon, carrots, pumpkin and dark leafy greens.⁠
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VITAMIN D: salmon, sardines, cod liver oil, egg yolks, mushrooms and sunlight.⁠
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IODINE*: seaweed, seafood, eggs and lima beans.⁠
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*Iodine may exacerbate symptoms in Hashimoto’s Disease so be sure to seek advice from a professional on how to optimise your intake!⁠

Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can contribute to thyroid dysfunction? ⁠

Ensuring we have a dietary intake plentiful in these foods will provide essential nutrients to support optimal thyroid function! ⁠

SELENIUM: Brazil nuts, wild caught seafood, eggs, sunflower seeds, grass fed beef and mushrooms.⁠

ZINC: nuts and seeds, legumes, grass fed meat, oysters and other shellfish, eggs and wholegrains.⁠

IRON: Grass-fed beef and lamb, poultry and shellfish, spinach, broccoli, legumes, pumpkin seeds and quinoa.⁠

VITAMIN A: liver, sweet potato, cod liver oil, eggs, salmon, carrots, pumpkin and dark leafy greens.⁠

VITAMIN D: salmon, sardines, cod liver oil, egg yolks, mushrooms and sunlight.⁠

IODINE*: seaweed, seafood, eggs and lima beans.⁠

*Iodine may exacerbate symptoms in Hashimoto’s Disease so be sure to seek advice from a professional on how to optimise your intake!⁠
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Hi! I’m Julia, Naturopath, Wellness Coach and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠
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My own journey into wellness started as a Uni student in the UK. While researching for my Health Science degree and major in Psychology, I found myself naturally drawn to the research and many benefits of nutrition, herbs, meditation and other holistic practices. ⁠
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It was later when I brought my backpack to Australia that I discovered the world of Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine in all its true glory. Australia is well known for its advanced place in the field of Natural Health, so I was delighted to find like-minded people to study Naturopathy and Nutrition with in Melbourne. I graduated in 2000 and have been a lifelong learner in the field ever since.⁠
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Working with me..⁠
I understand work stress. For years I was very committed and absolutely loved my job working for a large Wellness company. It was a senior role covering a large region of Australia, which meant a frequent travel schedule and very early mornings. So, I get how it feels to have a demanding job and to juggle a busy home life too! Most importantly, I’ve seen how these pressures can make health slip down the priority list- leaving its mark on our happiness and performance as well as our bodies.⁠
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Throughout my career, I’ve also had the great fortune to work alongside some of the world’s best Functional Medicine Practitioners, Researchers and Educators in our field, and for that I feel thoroughly grateful. It is this combination of expertise and personal experience, that I bring to your program and personalised wellness coaching sessions.⁠
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My special areas of interest are sleeplessness, physical pain, emotional trauma and stress as these all impact our ability to function at our best.⁠
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The close interplay between diet, gut health and the mind simply fascinates me.⁠
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My love of the wider field of mind and body health has taken me to study Personal Fitness, Mindfulness, Vipassana Meditation, The Science of Happiness at Work, Emotional Intelligence and Professional Coaching.

Hi! I’m Julia, Naturopath, Wellness Coach and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠

My own journey into wellness started as a Uni student in the UK. While researching for my Health Science degree and major in Psychology, I found myself naturally drawn to the research and many benefits of nutrition, herbs, meditation and other holistic practices. ⁠

It was later when I brought my backpack to Australia that I discovered the world of Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine in all its true glory. Australia is well known for its advanced place in the field of Natural Health, so I was delighted to find like-minded people to study Naturopathy and Nutrition with in Melbourne. I graduated in 2000 and have been a lifelong learner in the field ever since.⁠

Working with me..⁠
I understand work stress. For years I was very committed and absolutely loved my job working for a large Wellness company. It was a senior role covering a large region of Australia, which meant a frequent travel schedule and very early mornings. So, I get how it feels to have a demanding job and to juggle a busy home life too! Most importantly, I’ve seen how these pressures can make health slip down the priority list- leaving its mark on our happiness and performance as well as our bodies.⁠

Throughout my career, I’ve also had the great fortune to work alongside some of the world’s best Functional Medicine Practitioners, Researchers and Educators in our field, and for that I feel thoroughly grateful. It is this combination of expertise and personal experience, that I bring to your program and personalised wellness coaching sessions.⁠

My special areas of interest are sleeplessness, physical pain, emotional trauma and stress as these all impact our ability to function at our best.⁠

The close interplay between diet, gut health and the mind simply fascinates me.⁠

My love of the wider field of mind and body health has taken me to study Personal Fitness, Mindfulness, Vipassana Meditation, The Science of Happiness at Work, Emotional Intelligence and Professional Coaching.
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Hashimoto’s is a common autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid gland. The immune system mounts an attack and damages thyroid tissue which results in an inability to produce enough thyroid hormone. ⁠
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Hashimoto’s is the leading cause of hypothyroidism and is often a missed diagnosis! ⁠
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A comprehensive thyroid marker test is vital to get a holistic understanding of thyroid function including TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, TG and TPO antibodies.⁠
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Common signs of Hashimoto’s include:⁠
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- fatigue⁠
- weight gain/weight loss resistance⁠
- cold hands and feet⁠
- loss of the outer third of the eyebrow⁠
- depression⁠
- constipation⁠
- joint pain⁠
- infertility⁠
- brain fog⁠
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How can we help?⁠
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- address and decrease inflammation⁠
- rebalance and restore the gut⁠
- remove food triggers⁠
- address nutritional deficiencies⁠
- hormone balancing⁠
- adrenal and nervous system support⁠
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If you are struggling with Hashimoto’s, get the support you need to get to the root cause of your symptoms.

Hashimoto’s is a common autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid gland. The immune system mounts an attack and damages thyroid tissue which results in an inability to produce enough thyroid hormone. ⁠

Hashimoto’s is the leading cause of hypothyroidism and is often a missed diagnosis! ⁠

A comprehensive thyroid marker test is vital to get a holistic understanding of thyroid function including TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, TG and TPO antibodies.⁠

Common signs of Hashimoto’s include:⁠

- fatigue⁠
- weight gain/weight loss resistance⁠
- cold hands and feet⁠
- loss of the outer third of the eyebrow⁠
- depression⁠
- constipation⁠
- joint pain⁠
- infertility⁠
- brain fog⁠

How can we help?⁠

- address and decrease inflammation⁠
- rebalance and restore the gut⁠
- remove food triggers⁠
- address nutritional deficiencies⁠
- hormone balancing⁠
- adrenal and nervous system support⁠

If you are struggling with Hashimoto’s, get the support you need to get to the root cause of your symptoms.
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It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠
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"I want to start with my health history, build you a picture of how much my life has changed because of Susan Carr and Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠
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Growing up I had problems with my health. Extreme colds/flus, sensitivity to smells, chronic pains, occasional extreme dose of hives, swelling/water retention, anxiety, depression, behaviour disorders, restlessness. It impacted my life more than I knew. I had problems learning, playing sports, making friends and later keeping a job.⁠
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One of the things I had no idea was that I had intolerances to certain foods, temperatures/humidity and physical pressure/skin sensitivity. Neither did the doctors. My mother would take me to the doctor, do some tests and say there is nothing wrong with me. ⁠
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The last 5 years had been the most stressful, the most chronic and acute of my conditions because at one stage I was ingesting 11 pharmaceutical tablets a day to function at all. An Immunologist diagnosis was Chronic and Acute Urticaria Angioedema Dermatographism and a doctor who figured out I had Erythromelalgia and a Gynaecologist said I had Chronic Pain. I have also other diagnosis but I want to concentrate on these conditions.⁠
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Friends had recommended me to see Susan and it is the greatest thing I could have done. Because at this point I was eating 1 meal a day, in pain constantly and at risk of losing my job again due to flare ups.⁠
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Since seeing Susan from Oct 2019 I eat 3 meals a day, I go to work, I am active and I fit into clothes I have not been able to wear for 8 years. I have control of my life again. Not only that, it changed my husband’s way of life too.⁠
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I think the hardest thing to do is take that step and trust that it could work. I tell anyone to take that leap of faith and go see Susan Carr at Perth Allergy Clinic. Because it just might change your life. It might change how you live."⁠

It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠

"I want to start with my health history, build you a picture of how much my life has changed because of Susan Carr and Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠

Growing up I had problems with my health. Extreme colds/flus, sensitivity to smells, chronic pains, occasional extreme dose of hives, swelling/water retention, anxiety, depression, behaviour disorders, restlessness. It impacted my life more than I knew. I had problems learning, playing sports, making friends and later keeping a job.⁠

One of the things I had no idea was that I had intolerances to certain foods, temperatures/humidity and physical pressure/skin sensitivity. Neither did the doctors. My mother would take me to the doctor, do some tests and say there is nothing wrong with me. ⁠

The last 5 years had been the most stressful, the most chronic and acute of my conditions because at one stage I was ingesting 11 pharmaceutical tablets a day to function at all. An Immunologist diagnosis was Chronic and Acute Urticaria Angioedema Dermatographism and a doctor who figured out I had Erythromelalgia and a Gynaecologist said I had Chronic Pain. I have also other diagnosis but I want to concentrate on these conditions.⁠

Friends had recommended me to see Susan and it is the greatest thing I could have done. Because at this point I was eating 1 meal a day, in pain constantly and at risk of losing my job again due to flare ups.⁠

Since seeing Susan from Oct 2019 I eat 3 meals a day, I go to work, I am active and I fit into clothes I have not been able to wear for 8 years. I have control of my life again. Not only that, it changed my husband’s way of life too.⁠

I think the hardest thing to do is take that step and trust that it could work. I tell anyone to take that leap of faith and go see Susan Carr at Perth Allergy Clinic. Because it just might change your life. It might change how you live."⁠
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Food can play a huge role in the way we feel. Our stress levels have never been higher, and with social isolation in place and an uncertain future timeline of a return to “normal”, it is no wonder many of us are struggling with low mood and general anxiety. ⁠
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This daily stress not only affects our mental health, but is also a key driver behind inflammation and increased disease risk. The good news is that we can help nourish and support our body through food to reduce the effects of daily stress and boost our mental health. ⁠
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Research has shown us that regularly consuming a nourishing, wholefoods diet rich in key nutrients can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety significantly. It doesn’t have to be a complete dietary overhaul – make small changes and include what you enjoy – eating well shouldn’t be a chore!⁠
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Here are our top five mood-boosting foods:⁠
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🥚Eggs - these little gems are full of protein, vitamin D. vitamin B12 and choline, which can improve help mood and support the nervous system.⁠
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🍅Tomatoes – Rich in Folate and alpha-lipoic acid, these are both key nutrients in stabilising mood. Folic acid helps to regulate levels of inflammatory Homocysteine, which can block production of serotonin and dopamine. ⁠
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🐟Oily fish - rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they play a key role in brain signalling and are linked to lower levels of depression, anxiety and PMS! Don't eat fish? Get your omega-3's from walnuts, avocados chia and flaxseeds.⁠
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🥬Fermented food - food such as Kim chi, sauerkraut, yoghurt and kefir support the live bacteria in our digestive systems which are vital in producing serotonin (our good mood hormone!) ⁠
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🍫Dark Chocolate - not only delicious, good quality dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to increase blood flow to your brain and regulate mood. It is also high in magnesium, vital for supporting our whole nervous system!⁠
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If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

Food can play a huge role in the way we feel. Our stress levels have never been higher, and with social isolation in place and an uncertain future timeline of a return to “normal”, it is no wonder many of us are struggling with low mood and general anxiety. ⁠

This daily stress not only affects our mental health, but is also a key driver behind inflammation and increased disease risk. The good news is that we can help nourish and support our body through food to reduce the effects of daily stress and boost our mental health. ⁠

Research has shown us that regularly consuming a nourishing, wholefoods diet rich in key nutrients can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety significantly. It doesn’t have to be a complete dietary overhaul – make small changes and include what you enjoy – eating well shouldn’t be a chore!⁠

Here are our top five mood-boosting foods:⁠

🥚Eggs - these little gems are full of protein, vitamin D. vitamin B12 and choline, which can improve help mood and support the nervous system.⁠

🍅Tomatoes – Rich in Folate and alpha-lipoic acid, these are both key nutrients in stabilising mood. Folic acid helps to regulate levels of inflammatory Homocysteine, which can block production of serotonin and dopamine. ⁠

🐟Oily fish - rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they play a key role in brain signalling and are linked to lower levels of depression, anxiety and PMS! Don't eat fish? Get your omega-3's from walnuts, avocados chia and flaxseeds.⁠

🥬Fermented food - food such as Kim chi, sauerkraut, yoghurt and kefir support the live bacteria in our digestive systems which are vital in producing serotonin (our good mood hormone!) ⁠

🍫Dark Chocolate - not only delicious, good quality dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to increase blood flow to your brain and regulate mood. It is also high in magnesium, vital for supporting our whole nervous system!⁠

If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠
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Immune-boosting, Gut-healing Chicken soup! 🍲⁠
⁠
As the weather cools down and we head into cold and flu season, don’t forget to support your immune system and gut health to see you through the season with your health intact! ⁠
⁠
This soup is full of anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, as well as bone broth to support and heal your gut lining. Make it in bulk and freeze for when you feel a sniffle coming on!⁠
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You will need:⁠
•	2 inch fresh ginger⁠
•	1 inch fresh turmeric⁠
•	3-4 large clove garlic⁠
•	1 bunch fresh coriander⁠
•	2 shallots, quartered⁠
•	1 red chilli, seeds removed (or more if you like a spicier soup!)⁠
•	1 litre chicken bone broth (make your own or use an organic pre-made version)⁠
•	400g coconut milk ⁠
•	Juice of 2 lemons⁠
•	2 Tbs fish sauce ⁠
•	200-300g cooked chicken thigh, shredded. ⁠
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Method:⁠
1.	Finely mince or grate ginger, turmeric and garlic. Add to a bowl with finely chopped coriander, shallots and chilli. Set aside. ⁠
2.	Place half of the herb mixture into a large saucepan, add broth, and simmer for 10 mins.⁠
3.	Add coconut milk, lemon and fish sauce and simmer another 10 mins.⁠
4.	Add cooked  shredded chicken and simmer until warmed through.⁠
5.	Add remaining minced herbs, garlic, ginger, turmeric mixture, and stir through.⁠
6.	Pour into bowls, and garnish with extra spring onions and coriander if desired.⁠
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Enjoy! 💛

Immune-boosting, Gut-healing Chicken soup! 🍲⁠

As the weather cools down and we head into cold and flu season, don’t forget to support your immune system and gut health to see you through the season with your health intact! ⁠

This soup is full of anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, as well as bone broth to support and heal your gut lining. Make it in bulk and freeze for when you feel a sniffle coming on!⁠

You will need:⁠
• 2 inch fresh ginger⁠
• 1 inch fresh turmeric⁠
• 3-4 large clove garlic⁠
• 1 bunch fresh coriander⁠
• 2 shallots, quartered⁠
• 1 red chilli, seeds removed (or more if you like a spicier soup!)⁠
• 1 litre chicken bone broth (make your own or use an organic pre-made version)⁠
• 400g coconut milk ⁠
• Juice of 2 lemons⁠
• 2 Tbs fish sauce ⁠
• 200-300g cooked chicken thigh, shredded. ⁠

Method:⁠
1. Finely mince or grate ginger, turmeric and garlic. Add to a bowl with finely chopped coriander, shallots and chilli. Set aside. ⁠
2. Place half of the herb mixture into a large saucepan, add broth, and simmer for 10 mins.⁠
3. Add coconut milk, lemon and fish sauce and simmer another 10 mins.⁠
4. Add cooked shredded chicken and simmer until warmed through.⁠
5. Add remaining minced herbs, garlic, ginger, turmeric mixture, and stir through.⁠
6. Pour into bowls, and garnish with extra spring onions and coriander if desired.⁠

Enjoy! 💛
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Did you know there is a strong link between autoimmunity and the gut?⁠
⁠
Leading researcher, Dr Alessio Fasano identified that intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” was one of the key factors in triggering autoimmunity.⁠
⁠
When the tight gap junctions of the intestine become permeable, this results in food proteins and toxins leaking into the bloodstream where our immune system identifies these particles as foreign invaders and mounts an attack to defend the body. ⁠
⁠
Autoimmunity can arise when our immune system goes into overdrive and loses the ability to differentiate between pathogens in the body and our own cells and begins targeting our own tissues resulting in inflammation, dysfunction and a myriad of symptoms dependent on the autoimmune disease.⁠
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Many food proteins have a similar molecular structure to our own body cells which can result in a case of mistaken identity for our immune system. This is known as ‘Molecular Mimicry’.⁠
⁠
Intestinal Permeability can be caused by:⁠
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- Dysbiosis: caused by diet or overuse of antibiotics;⁠
- Food intolerances or allergies;⁠
- Gut infections or overgrowths;⁠
- Certain foods ie. gluten by increasing zonulin;⁠
- Pesticides and environmental toxins such as glyphosate;⁠
- Excess alcohol consumption;⁠
- NSAID’s and other medications;⁠
⁠
Healing and sealing the gut can improve symptoms and is an important piece of the puzzle to address in autoimmunity pathogenesis.⁠
⁠
If you are struggling with autoimmunity, don’t deal with it alone! Let one of our experienced practitioners help you navigate your path back to wellness! 💛⁠
⁠
Fasano A. All disease begins in the (leaky) gut: role of zonulin-mediated gut permeability in the pathogenesis of some chronic inflammatory diseases. F1000Res. 2020 Jan 31;9:F1000 Faculty Rev-69. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.20510.1. PMID: 32051759; PMCID: PMC6996528.

Did you know there is a strong link between autoimmunity and the gut?⁠

Leading researcher, Dr Alessio Fasano identified that intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” was one of the key factors in triggering autoimmunity.⁠

When the tight gap junctions of the intestine become permeable, this results in food proteins and toxins leaking into the bloodstream where our immune system identifies these particles as foreign invaders and mounts an attack to defend the body. ⁠

Autoimmunity can arise when our immune system goes into overdrive and loses the ability to differentiate between pathogens in the body and our own cells and begins targeting our own tissues resulting in inflammation, dysfunction and a myriad of symptoms dependent on the autoimmune disease.⁠

Many food proteins have a similar molecular structure to our own body cells which can result in a case of mistaken identity for our immune system. This is known as ‘Molecular Mimicry’.⁠

Intestinal Permeability can be caused by:⁠

- Dysbiosis: caused by diet or overuse of antibiotics;⁠
- Food intolerances or allergies;⁠
- Gut infections or overgrowths;⁠
- Certain foods ie. gluten by increasing zonulin;⁠
- Pesticides and environmental toxins such as glyphosate;⁠
- Excess alcohol consumption;⁠
- NSAID’s and other medications;⁠

Healing and sealing the gut can improve symptoms and is an important piece of the puzzle to address in autoimmunity pathogenesis.⁠

If you are struggling with autoimmunity, don’t deal with it alone! Let one of our experienced practitioners help you navigate your path back to wellness! 💛⁠

Fasano A. All disease begins in the (leaky) gut: role of zonulin-mediated gut permeability in the pathogenesis of some chronic inflammatory diseases. F1000Res. 2020 Jan 31;9:F1000 Faculty Rev-69. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.20510.1. PMID: 32051759; PMCID: PMC6996528.
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Hi! I’m Chantal, Clinical Nutritionist and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic.⁠
⁠
My Approach; I pride myself on providing the highest level of client care and I enjoy treating a diverse range of conditions. By taking a holistic, scientific and empathetic approach to treatment I aim to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms.⁠
⁠
I am by nature a compassionate yet pragmatic practitioner supporting my clients to reach their health goals with achievable and practical strategies.⁠
⁠
A comprehensive combination of nutritional medicine, lifestyle counselling, functional testing and supplements I find are the best tools to help with my client’s journey.  My role is to uniquely personalise this combination of modalities to each client to achieve optimal results.⁠
⁠
On a personal level my passion for nutrition stems from my own personal health struggles and subsequent success in restoring health with nutrition and lifestyle changes.⁠
⁠
My own journey and its struggles have committed and inspired me to take my nutritional degree and to become a life-long student; constantly researching and keeping up to date with the latest developments in functional medicine and nutritional science.⁠
⁠
Apart from inspiring others to be the best that they can be, I have special interests in auto-immunity, digestive health and women’s hormones and fertility.⁠
⁠
I am fulfilled so often by being able to inspire and to impart knowledge to my clients by encouraging them to take a proactive role in their health and well-being and ultimately to live happier, healthier, more complete lives.⁠
⁠
Making positive changes to improve nutrition leads to positive changes in mood, sleep and energy which will impact on all areas of life !⁠
⁠
I look forward joining and partnering with you on your pathway to your best health and wellness. 💛

Hi! I’m Chantal, Clinical Nutritionist and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic.⁠

My Approach; I pride myself on providing the highest level of client care and I enjoy treating a diverse range of conditions. By taking a holistic, scientific and empathetic approach to treatment I aim to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms.⁠

I am by nature a compassionate yet pragmatic practitioner supporting my clients to reach their health goals with achievable and practical strategies.⁠

A comprehensive combination of nutritional medicine, lifestyle counselling, functional testing and supplements I find are the best tools to help with my client’s journey. My role is to uniquely personalise this combination of modalities to each client to achieve optimal results.⁠

On a personal level my passion for nutrition stems from my own personal health struggles and subsequent success in restoring health with nutrition and lifestyle changes.⁠

My own journey and its struggles have committed and inspired me to take my nutritional degree and to become a life-long student; constantly researching and keeping up to date with the latest developments in functional medicine and nutritional science.⁠

Apart from inspiring others to be the best that they can be, I have special interests in auto-immunity, digestive health and women’s hormones and fertility.⁠

I am fulfilled so often by being able to inspire and to impart knowledge to my clients by encouraging them to take a proactive role in their health and well-being and ultimately to live happier, healthier, more complete lives.⁠

Making positive changes to improve nutrition leads to positive changes in mood, sleep and energy which will impact on all areas of life !⁠

I look forward joining and partnering with you on your pathway to your best health and wellness. 💛
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Guess what? Happy skin and good health begin in your gut. To achieve a healthy gut, we need to support good bacteria in our digestive system.⁠ ⁠
⁠
The gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, where we metabolise hormones, where we make nutrients and neurotransmitters, create detoxifying enzymes and neutralise pathogens. All of these processes can profoundly affect us if not in balance or working properly.⁠
⁠
Unfortunately, beneficial gut bacteria is not a big fan of many of the lifestyle factors that are synonymous with modern living. Things you never thought of could be your trigger such as stress & mental overwhelm and other triggers such as allergies, food intolerances, nutritional deficiency, toxicity, antibiotics, alcohol and sugar can all compromise good bacteria and feed the pathogenic bacteria.⁠
⁠
We know how tiring it can get trying to figure out what’s going on with your skin so here are our top 10 tips to help you achieve a happy and healthy complexion;⁠
⁠
🥦 Favour Certified Organic foods - eating well encourages the growth of good bacteria. ⁠
🧘‍♂️ De-stress⁠
😴 Good sleep hygiene ⁠
😋 Eat slowly and enjoy ⁠
💦 Stay hydrated⁠
⁠💩 Daily healthy bowel movements⁠
🍬 Avoid high sugar ⁠
🥬 Feed your microbiome organic fermented foods⁠
🥣 Collagen rich organic bone broth great prebiotic⁠
✅ VIP - Get tested for Food Intolerances⁠
⁠
If you can't pinpoint the culprit then let us help you find the root cause of what is making your skin unhappy!⁠
⁠
Take advantage of our 220 food allergy test for $499 (usually $775) where each food is individually reported and quantified.

Guess what? Happy skin and good health begin in your gut. To achieve a healthy gut, we need to support good bacteria in our digestive system.⁠ ⁠

The gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, where we metabolise hormones, where we make nutrients and neurotransmitters, create detoxifying enzymes and neutralise pathogens. All of these processes can profoundly affect us if not in balance or working properly.⁠

Unfortunately, beneficial gut bacteria is not a big fan of many of the lifestyle factors that are synonymous with modern living. Things you never thought of could be your trigger such as stress & mental overwhelm and other triggers such as allergies, food intolerances, nutritional deficiency, toxicity, antibiotics, alcohol and sugar can all compromise good bacteria and feed the pathogenic bacteria.⁠

We know how tiring it can get trying to figure out what’s going on with your skin so here are our top 10 tips to help you achieve a happy and healthy complexion;⁠

🥦 Favour Certified Organic foods - eating well encourages the growth of good bacteria. ⁠
🧘‍♂️ De-stress⁠
😴 Good sleep hygiene ⁠
😋 Eat slowly and enjoy ⁠
💦 Stay hydrated⁠
⁠💩 Daily healthy bowel movements⁠
🍬 Avoid high sugar ⁠
🥬 Feed your microbiome organic fermented foods⁠
🥣 Collagen rich organic bone broth great prebiotic⁠
✅ VIP - Get tested for Food Intolerances⁠

If you can't pinpoint the culprit then let us help you find the root cause of what is making your skin unhappy!⁠

Take advantage of our 220 food allergy test for $499 (usually $775) where each food is individually reported and quantified.
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Thank you Francisco for your lovely words. It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠
⁠
"I came across Perth Allergy Clinic when I went for holidays in Perth, after almost seven months of intense, draining and horrific allergic reactions on my son's skin and wow what an absolutely amazing group of dedicated professionals, who care and are dedicated to seeing a great progression in my son's health.⁠
⁠
My son GP and specialist put him on a strong steroids cream and Telfast and Zyrtec tables. Yes, it helped maintain the reactions, however it only masked the issue and did not resolve anything. In the first appointment I found out my son was allergic to a bunch of things. I'm furious that my son's allergist specialist hadn't tested for these things after being with him for over 6 months and my son suffering from allergies and horrible eczema. Really happy with Priya, I wish I had seen her first. Priya immediately put my son on a prescription of natural supplements and I noticed a difference almost immediately. His hives went from every day to the odd occasion. My son has now completed an intolerance test and was amazed at all of these foods his body was intolerant to.⁠
⁠
Priya has been informative, considerate and reliable. During my son consultation I found Priya to be patient and understanding towards my son and me. I arrive there feeling like "here we go again" and leaving feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders for almost 7 months. Holly (the nutritionist) has also blown me away with her dedication, and amazing recipes. She has been able to create a great meal plan for my son, taking into consideration the amount of foods that my son his intolerant to and with rotational meal plans to help my son improve his health and overall well being immensely. Priya is extremely friendly, welcoming and understanding and I cannot thank her enough for the time she has taken to personalize the plans thus far.⁠
⁠
My son is well and truly on his way to complete recovery and cannot thank Priya enough. You are amazing, and I recommend it. Thank you :)"

Contact us to learn more about allergies and how we can support you!⁠ 💛⁠

Thank you Francisco for your lovely words. It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠

"I came across Perth Allergy Clinic when I went for holidays in Perth, after almost seven months of intense, draining and horrific allergic reactions on my son's skin and wow what an absolutely amazing group of dedicated professionals, who care and are dedicated to seeing a great progression in my son's health.⁠

My son GP and specialist put him on a strong steroids cream and Telfast and Zyrtec tables. Yes, it helped maintain the reactions, however it only masked the issue and did not resolve anything. In the first appointment I found out my son was allergic to a bunch of things. I'm furious that my son's allergist specialist hadn't tested for these things after being with him for over 6 months and my son suffering from allergies and horrible eczema. Really happy with Priya, I wish I had seen her first. Priya immediately put my son on a prescription of natural supplements and I noticed a difference almost immediately. His hives went from every day to the odd occasion. My son has now completed an intolerance test and was amazed at all of these foods his body was intolerant to.⁠

Priya has been informative, considerate and reliable. During my son consultation I found Priya to be patient and understanding towards my son and me. I arrive there feeling like "here we go again" and leaving feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders for almost 7 months. Holly (the nutritionist) has also blown me away with her dedication, and amazing recipes. She has been able to create a great meal plan for my son, taking into consideration the amount of foods that my son his intolerant to and with rotational meal plans to help my son improve his health and overall well being immensely. Priya is extremely friendly, welcoming and understanding and I cannot thank her enough for the time she has taken to personalize the plans thus far.⁠

My son is well and truly on his way to complete recovery and cannot thank Priya enough. You are amazing, and I recommend it. Thank you :)"

Contact us to learn more about allergies and how we can support you!⁠ 💛⁠
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Lifestyle Considerations:⁠
⁠
🧘🏼STRESS: Can exacerbate GORD symptoms and severity so finding ways to manage and reduce stress is important; acupuncture, deep breathing exercises and meditation can help.⁠
⁠
🕑TIMING OF MEALS: Don’t eat dinner too late - you should eat no less than 2 hours before going to bed and try not snack after dinner!⁠
⁠
🤢AVOID OVER-EATING: When we overeat, the stomach distends and this pressure increases reflux symptoms. Instead, have smaller, regular meals every 4 hours. Eat slowly and chew food well.⁠
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🏃🏽‍♀️REGULAR EXERCISE: Exercise seems to be protective against GORD and weight management can help reduce pressure on the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). Weight loss, if overweight, can also reduce GORD symptoms.⁠
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🛌🏼SLEEPING POSITIONS: Raise the foot of the bed by 15 - 20 cm. Additionally, try sleeping on your left-side as much as possible.⁠
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💦HYDRATION: Drinking at least 2 litres of water a day is ideal. Avoid drinking water or other beverages with meals - drink between meals, not with meal.⁠
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❌ AVOID ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE & SMOKING: These are known triggers of GORD.⁠
⁠
Diet Suggestions:⁠
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🎣INCREASE EASY TO DIGEST PROTEIN: Fish, slow- cooked meats, legumes/nuts/seeds (soaked overnight before cooking)⁠
⁠
🥒BOOST DAILY CONSUMPTION OF FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Low intake of these increases risk of developing GORD.⁠
⁠
🍭AVOID 'TRIGGER' FOODS: Every person will be triggered by different foods. Keeping a diet/symptom diary is a great way to figure out which foods are your own personal trigger foods.⁠ Remember, sometimes it is not what we eat, but how we eat it that will cause reflux.⁠
⁠
If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

Lifestyle Considerations:⁠

🧘🏼STRESS: Can exacerbate GORD symptoms and severity so finding ways to manage and reduce stress is important; acupuncture, deep breathing exercises and meditation can help.⁠

🕑TIMING OF MEALS: Don’t eat dinner too late - you should eat no less than 2 hours before going to bed and try not snack after dinner!⁠

🤢AVOID OVER-EATING: When we overeat, the stomach distends and this pressure increases reflux symptoms. Instead, have smaller, regular meals every 4 hours. Eat slowly and chew food well.⁠

🏃🏽‍♀️REGULAR EXERCISE: Exercise seems to be protective against GORD and weight management can help reduce pressure on the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). Weight loss, if overweight, can also reduce GORD symptoms.⁠

🛌🏼SLEEPING POSITIONS: Raise the foot of the bed by 15 - 20 cm. Additionally, try sleeping on your left-side as much as possible.⁠

💦HYDRATION: Drinking at least 2 litres of water a day is ideal. Avoid drinking water or other beverages with meals - drink between meals, not with meal.⁠

❌ AVOID ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE & SMOKING: These are known triggers of GORD.⁠

Diet Suggestions:⁠

🎣INCREASE EASY TO DIGEST PROTEIN: Fish, slow- cooked meats, legumes/nuts/seeds (soaked overnight before cooking)⁠

🥒BOOST DAILY CONSUMPTION OF FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Low intake of these increases risk of developing GORD.⁠

🍭AVOID 'TRIGGER' FOODS: Every person will be triggered by different foods. Keeping a diet/symptom diary is a great way to figure out which foods are your own personal trigger foods.⁠ Remember, sometimes it is not what we eat, but how we eat it that will cause reflux.⁠

If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠
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SIBO friendly dessert!⁠ 🍋💛🧁⁠
⁠
If you are following a SIBO dietary protocol and missing your sweet treats – this zesty slice will satisfy your sweet tooth AND keep you on track with your digestive healing!⁠ ⁠
⁠
Base⁠
1 ½ cups desiccated coconut⁠
¾ cup macadamia nuts⁠
2tbs coconut milk⁠
Rind of one lemon⁠
Juice of half a lemon⁠
3 tbs coconut oil⁠
2tbsp maple syrup ⁠
⁠
Topping⁠
½ cup organic coconut milk⁠
½ lemon, rind and juice⁠
1tsp pure maple syrup , or 3 drops liquid stevia. ⁠
1 tsp powdered organic gelatine⁠
Extra desiccated coconut for sprinkling⁠
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Method⁠
Place all of the ingredients for the base in a food processor.  Blitz until finely chopped and all combined.⁠
Line a loaf pan with baking paper.  Tip the base mixture into the pan and then flatten to cover the base of the pan evenly.  Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.⁠
Meanwhile, make the topping.  Pour the coconut milk, lemon rind, juice and stevia into a bowl.  Mix to combine.  Melt the gelatine in ¼ cup hot water.  Stir until combined then pour into the coconut mixture.  Stir to combine.⁠
Pour the topping over the base then return to the fridge for 1 hour, or until set.⁠
Remove the slice from the pan and cut into cubes.  Sprinkle with extra desiccated coconut and Enjoy!!

SIBO friendly dessert!⁠ 🍋💛🧁⁠

If you are following a SIBO dietary protocol and missing your sweet treats – this zesty slice will satisfy your sweet tooth AND keep you on track with your digestive healing!⁠ ⁠

Base⁠
1 ½ cups desiccated coconut⁠
¾ cup macadamia nuts⁠
2tbs coconut milk⁠
Rind of one lemon⁠
Juice of half a lemon⁠
3 tbs coconut oil⁠
2tbsp maple syrup ⁠

Topping⁠
½ cup organic coconut milk⁠
½ lemon, rind and juice⁠
1tsp pure maple syrup , or 3 drops liquid stevia. ⁠
1 tsp powdered organic gelatine⁠
Extra desiccated coconut for sprinkling⁠

Method⁠
Place all of the ingredients for the base in a food processor. Blitz until finely chopped and all combined.⁠
Line a loaf pan with baking paper. Tip the base mixture into the pan and then flatten to cover the base of the pan evenly. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.⁠
Meanwhile, make the topping. Pour the coconut milk, lemon rind, juice and stevia into a bowl. Mix to combine. Melt the gelatine in ¼ cup hot water. Stir until combined then pour into the coconut mixture. Stir to combine.⁠
Pour the topping over the base then return to the fridge for 1 hour, or until set.⁠
Remove the slice from the pan and cut into cubes. Sprinkle with extra desiccated coconut and Enjoy!!
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What exactly is GORD aka ⁠Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease?⁠
⁠
You are all probably sitting there thinking, God Knows 🤷⁠
⁠
Reflux. Heartburn. Acid reflux. Indigestion. ⁠
These are all terms that decribe the burning feeling experienced in the chest when a back-wash of acidic stomach contents occurs into the oesophagus. The oesophagus is the tube that connects the throat to your stomach.⁠
⁠
Your oesophagus is not designed to deal with acidic material. There is a sphincter called the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) that is designed to keep your stomach contents in your stomach where it belongs. ⁠
⁠
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) occurs when the LOS isn't doing it's job properly and reflux/heartburn begins to occur more than twice a week for a few weeks or longer.⁠
⁠
The most common symptoms of GORD are:⁠
⁠
-A burning feeling in the chest ⁠
-Regurgitating liquid/food in the throat/mouth⁠
-Dry, chronic cough⁠
-Belching/burping after eating Wheezing (the acid can trigger asthma) ⁠
-Sore throat⁠
-Hoarseness⁠
-Tooth erosion/bad breath ⁠
-Discomfort when lying down⁠
⁠
Stay tuned for our lifestyle considerations and our diet recommendations to help you combat GORD!

What exactly is GORD aka ⁠Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease?⁠

You are all probably sitting there thinking, God Knows 🤷⁠

Reflux. Heartburn. Acid reflux. Indigestion. ⁠
These are all terms that decribe the burning feeling experienced in the chest when a back-wash of acidic stomach contents occurs into the oesophagus. The oesophagus is the tube that connects the throat to your stomach.⁠

Your oesophagus is not designed to deal with acidic material. There is a sphincter called the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) that is designed to keep your stomach contents in your stomach where it belongs. ⁠

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) occurs when the LOS isn't doing it's job properly and reflux/heartburn begins to occur more than twice a week for a few weeks or longer.⁠

The most common symptoms of GORD are:⁠

-A burning feeling in the chest ⁠
-Regurgitating liquid/food in the throat/mouth⁠
-Dry, chronic cough⁠
-Belching/burping after eating Wheezing (the acid can trigger asthma) ⁠
-Sore throat⁠
-Hoarseness⁠
-Tooth erosion/bad breath ⁠
-Discomfort when lying down⁠

Stay tuned for our lifestyle considerations and our diet recommendations to help you combat GORD!
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